The assessment comes as the prime minister heads to Brussels for dinner with EU chiefs ahead of a critical summit starting Thursday, and is calling EU leaders individually in last-minute diplomatic efforts. May will spend 90 minutes talking with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker and the bloc’s chief negotiator Michel Barnier on Monday in an attempt to break the deadlock in the negotiations.
Health professionals have strenuously warned against DIY pharmaceuticals, but Laufer sees his work as a moral crusade against the patent laws and market forces that let drug companies price vital remedies out of reach for many patients.
“To deny someone access to a lifesaving medication is murder,” he said. And “an act of theft [of intellectual property] to prevent an act of murder is morally acceptable.”
Mr. Krastev sees the divisions over migration most sharply between the countries of Western Europe like Germany and those of the east, like Poland, Hungary and the Czech Republic, which view “the very cosmopolitan values on which the European Union is based as a threat.” The populist revolt is not simply against mainstream parties, he argues, but against meritocratic elites who have arguably lost touch with their roots.
In VVA’s case, the harassment centers around a months-old imposter Facebook page set up by Bulgarian activists. Group officials said they have been alarmed by the false news stories being shared on the page — which include doctored videos of vandalized war memorials — and its rapid growth in followers.
Chinese EV Boom Could Crash Oil Prices (Michael K.)
And China could go a long way by itself in accelerating this transition. As the world’s largest auto market, China’s EV policy, which is still being formulated, could supercharge the race for EVs. The massive investments planned for EVs, combine with restrictions on dirtier forms of transportation, all done within a top-down economy, could spark rapid change. “They can order charging stations set up all over China, dictate driving and licence plate restrictions in major cities,” a western auto executive told the FT, drawing a clear contrast with what can be done in western economies.
Unfortunately, energy analysts, who are clueless to the amount of destruction taking place in the U.S. and global oil industry by the falling EROI, continue to mislead a public that is totally unprepared for what is coming. To provide a more realistic view of the disintegrating energy industry, I will provide data from seven of the largest oil companies in the world.
The cousins are alone on the water today, which is unusual during commercial fishing season. In a normal year, Nick says, “practically this whole area is nets, all the way up to the bridge. You just see corks on the water, the river’s so packed with nets.”
Without people on the river fishing, the salmon have a chance to travel up river to spawn. “At least that’s my hope,” Chavez says.
Ophelia is just the latest in a series of major hurricanes that have brought destruction or set records this year. Hurricane Harvey brought unprecedented flooding to the upper Texas coast, Hurricane Irma ravaged the Caribbean Islands and parts of Florida, and Hurricane Maria brought devesating rains and winds to Puerto Rico, where a majority of the island remains without power nearly a month after landfall.
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